NETTLE RASH, URTICA DIOICA, POISONING IN HORSES
 
Description    Stinging nettle (URTICA DIOICA) causes urticarial skin reactions; in a few reported instances there were also neurological signs and marked distress; ataxia and weakness without urticaria was also described. Signs develop quickly and usually resolve within 4-hours of onset.
 
Species   Equine
 
Signs   Ataxia, Dullness, Dysmetria, Excitement, Generalized weakness, Paraparesis, Pruritus, Skin wheal, Swelling skin or subcutaneous, Tachycardia, Tetraparesis
 
References   Diesel A. Equine urticaria: a clinical guide to management. In Pract 2014;36:295 [Web Reference]
Dawson DR. Toxins and Adverse Drug Reactions Affecting the Equine Nervous System. Vet Clin N A Eq Pract 2011;27:507 [Web Reference]
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